I bought this Australis Ready, Set, Go! Finishing powder from Big W for AU$10 which I thought was a good price. Personally this finishing powder works well, it definitely does it's job and my foundation stays well. The issue is that it's caused breakouts on the areas I use it the most but I would recommend it for people who don't break out easily. The powder itself is very fine and white but goes on translucent.
It does leave your skin feeling very soft and smooth. The only flaws are that it leave a massive mess, the packaging isn't the best and the powder causes you to breakout sometimes. I wouldn't buy it again but then again I usually only buy something if I absolutely love it. All I'm going to say is that it does what it says it does, nothing more, nothing less. Don't expect to be wowed by it.
I have generally oily skin which makes even the lightest of powders cakey :( This however is a God send! It truly sets my powder foundation, blush and bronzer all day without my dreaded oily skin breaking through. It's true to it's claim, translucent. It didn't make my face paler at all, its so light and refreshing to have on! I just dab it on around my forehead, nose, mouth and chin and I'm good to go for the day :)
Packaging as always is cute, black case with hot pink writing. Twisting off the lid of the pot you will notice lots of small holes where the product rises up upon gently shaking. Or turning upside down (LID ON!) to disperse more product.
Price was $15 NZ at Farmers which is VERY reasonable and I love love love this. Will purchase again and again!
HG. I've never said that about any product, but this product is everything a translucent finisher should be. I have combination skin, but I am always hesitant to use any kind of powder of my face because 90% of powders accentuate my dry patches. This powder did not highlight my dry patches in the slightest. The powder is pure white and I have olive skin, but it didn't even change the colour of my foundation in the slightest. It truly is translucent. It is also extremely finely milled and applies like a dream because of this. It does prolong the wear of your foundation but after about 5 hours my makeup isn't as stay put as I would have wanted it to be. Having said that, I am always on the go and this powder still sets the your makeup and absorbs oil without looking cakey like most powders can. It also stops your makeup from transferring. MUA's, both Target and Priceline constantly have 20% off Australis sales. You can easily get this powder for about $10 on sale like I did, otherwise it retails for $12.95. I do think they should include more product though, mine only seems to last me a month before I need to repurchase. Oh well, it's so cheap anyway! Great price for a finishing powder of such high quality. I hope you all try this and love it, beautyqueens! x
I love this stuff, I was using Mac's prep and prime finishing powder but this beats it hands down as this is pure silica powder and Mac's contains cornstarch (which if you have active breakouts will feed them and make them worse) so for AUD12 I have found a far superior product that doesn't cause any skin spaz attacks or make it any worse, keep up the good work Australis I'm really digging your products lately!
I just want to correct TMK6959's comments about this being exactly the same as Mac Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. Its not. Australis is pure Silica powder, Mac has Silica too but also corn starch, mica, and sticking agents in it.
Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder - Silica.
MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder - Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol
this is a really really great mattifying and setting powder. it applies really nicely and makes my skin feel soft, smooth and matte. i have very oily T-zone and this keeps my face looking matte until the afternoon which is a lot better than other powders i've tried. i absolutely love this and for such a good price (i got mine for under $10 when it was on sale) too. definitely recommend.
This is absolutely brilliant. I bought it on sale and it was <$10, which is great. I'm at risk of sounding like the other reviews, but it's true that it's a fine, smooth powder that reduces shine without dulling your complexion. It's a seriously good product that I would buy and buy again. My only criticism, however, is that you have to be careful storing it because opening it can release a cloud of powder and you don't want to waste such a valuable product.
This powder is brilliant! Very finely milled, it makes your face feel so soft! It is a true translucent powder which doesn't alter or change the colour of your foundation. I have very oily skin and I am basically a greaseball after one hour. This powder mattifies your skin and helps keep the oils at bay for a little bit longer, however it does not keep me oil free for the entire day. I'm not blaming the powder though, it's just my skin produces a lot of oil... Extremely affordable, I would recommend this to anyone!
This is a VERY VERY finely milled powder. Incredibly fine. It is truly translucent, and a fine dusting of this sets my foundation, without altering the colour.
This is a fantastic setting powder, and for the price, I couldn't ask for more.
Excellent value - a powder this fine is hard to find.
This is an exact dupe of MAC's prep+prime transclucent loose powder. Read my review of that- the Australis version is exactly the same. I adore Australis- ever since they did their massive redesign a while back they are coming out with a lot of super afforable products that are at par with the higher end brand. Keep up the good work Australis!